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hummer. and a newly released report said the jaycee dugard case constitutes more than two decades of failures by three separate governmental entities that were supposed to supervise phillip garrido. >> good morning a nice start to the day up above the clouds with plenty of fog rolling into the bay. i'll talk about it coming up. >> good morning i'm terry mcsweeney. eight people are injured this morning after a stolen hummer being chased by the chp got into two separate crashes in vallejo last night. it hit a car at 9:30, slightly injuring two teenagers. the chp said the hummer took off again and crashed into three more cars about a mile away. a mother, father and their two young boys, ages five and two, were seriously injured. the five-year-old was airlifted to children's hospital in oakland. the woman in another car was also injured. the hummer overturned and trapped the injured 17-year-old driver inside. the chp said he has a long juvenile record and now faces multiple new charges, including
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felony hit-and-run. a federal judge just released a scathing report row viewing the tracking of sex offender phillip garrido before he kidnapped jaycee dugard in 1991 and during the 18 years she was held captive in his antioch backyard. abc7 john reports on the dozens of documented cases with federal parole agents failed to properly monitor phillip garrido. >> next month marks two full years of freedom for jaycee dugard. she and her mother will never forget the phone call that came at the end of 18 years of captivity. >> i remember you shouting we found her! my daughter! i just said come quick. >> two days before her exclusive abc news television appearance chief u.s. district judge james ware of san francisco has released a confidential 45-page report detailing how federal
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parole officers repeatedly botched the supervision of dugard's kidnapper, phillip garrido. he had been on federal parole from 1988 to 1999, during which time he kidnapped the young dugard from lake tahoe. the report said even though garrido was a high-risk sex offender, home visits were rare. it said officers never verified if garrido registered as a sex offender and failed to notify state and federal authorities about garrido's failed drug tests. >> normally you can't sue the state or federal government because of what is called immunity. >> former prosecutor gym hammel said there will be hurdles it if dugard decides to sue the federal government. she has a $20 million settlement with the state of california. in 1999 state parole agents took over the job of watching garrido at his antioch home, but failed to discover dugard. >> and i think with the crime he
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is convicted ever kids napping and raping another woman in a shed, it was pretty fore seeable he would do it again. i don't think they just dropped the ball, they are responsible for him holding her captive so long. >> there is a two-year statute of limitations on negligence that would presumably expire after august 26th the date that philip and flancy garrido were arrested two years ago. abc7 news. >> you can watch diane sawyer's entire interview some sunday. >> this morning at 9:00 the east palo alto police department will offer a an incentive for people who turn in their guns. a palo alto boy was accidentally shot to death by a gun found in
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a garage. last year they collected 76 guns in exchange for one hundred dollars cash cards. they have taken 140 guns off the street. no id is required but guns will be systematically checked to make sure they aren't stolen. they must be kept in the trunk of the car and stay in the trunk until contacted by staffers on city hall on university avenue. there are still no answers as to what caused thursday night's deadly plane crash in watsonville. a family of four onboard died when the plane hit near the community hospital. we have the report on the family and the investigation. >> my big brother looking out for me. seems like we are going to see him walk in the door. >> john houghton still can't believe his brother is dead. david, his wife, dee^dee, and their sons, ryan and luke, were on their way near yosemite to meet john and the rest of the family when they crashed. this little boy laid plowers at the crash scene.
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this is cellphone video taken by a witness soon after the plane crashed near watsonville community hospital. the ntsb is in charge of finding out what happened. investigators picked through the charred remains. >> we look at the man, the machine and the environment. when we look at the man we look at the pilot, his or her training, his or her experience or his or her experience in the air craft type. >> david houghton started flying a few years ago. he bought the muni-m-2f last year. investigators won't speculate on a cause for this crash, but houghton's friends have their own ideas. >> probably the airplane stalled and lost altitude. when you lose altitude on takeoff, there isn't any -- there isn't enough altitude to recover from a stall. >> authorities confirm david dee^dee and the boys died instantly. >> they are just an incredible family. they do so much. if you need a hug, a smile anything, the houghtons, they were the people.
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>> it's bad enough to see one of them get injured, let alone die, let alone have the whole family go down in one shot like this. >> the ntsb will release a nato preliminary report in the next ten days but it will take close to a year before the final findings are published. in watsonville, abc7 news. in pescadero a man was killed after he fell nearly 1 feet from a cliff yesterday. firefighters say the man had been fishing with his family and decided to walk to the cliff top. that's when he slipped and fell. his family tried to revive him with cpr but firefighters say it was too late. police and firefighters are monitoring an area near oakland science center after a fire burned about an arcker on skyline boulevard. firefighters thought it was first intentionally set but now they say an overheated car sparked the fire >> a man accused of swiping a picasso drawing off the wall of a san francisco art gallery is
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not talking about the charges against him but he is asking for help. mark lugo is being held on $5 million bail in connection with the heist of the pencil drawing. don sanchez spoke to him in jail yesterday. cameras were not allowed inside, but lugo said he does not want a public defender. he said since this is such a high profile case, he wants a high profile defense attorney who will take the case pro bono. the ntsb has released a nato report on the amtrak plane crash last month that killed six people in nevada. the big rig slammed into the bay area bound train east of reno. a fire broke out. the flames raised through two train cars. investigators say a video camera from the train's engine shows the crossing gates and warning lights working properly. they found skid marks from the truck but it failed to stop before reaching the crossing. coming up next, an icon of american politics passes away. more on the life of first lady betty ford.
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and space shuttle atlantis on its way to the international spacestation and on its way to history. we will show you the empty space in the hearts of many bay area residents.
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beth! hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them.
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nogoing back the again. good for you! how'd you do i eating right, whole grain. whole grain? whole grain. [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't... multigrain cheerios has five whole grains and 110 lightly sweetened calories per serving... more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> it's part of the game, fans catching foul balls or those tossed into the stands by play. but a father lost his life trying to make a catch thursday night at the a's-rangers game in texas. it has rocked the baseball world. >> lined but foul. >> it was supposed to be a father-son bonding moment. ones that dreams are made of. >> his son cried out, daddy! my husband grabbed the boy so he
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wouldn't see it. >> shannon stone, a texas firefighter, reached over the railing to catch a ball tossed by ranger outfielder josh hamilton. >> just as the ball hit his hand, it threw him off balance and he fell headfirst. >> he fell 20 feet on a concrete floor behind the board that holds up the jumbotron. >> he reached out to grab it. i reached out to grab him and he went straight down headfirst. >> he left conscious and alert enough to ask about his son but an hour later he was dead. >> it is to the core about what we are about and the memories that we try to make in this game for our fans. >> major league baseball will review this incident with every club to ensure fan safety. if it could happen here, could it happen anywhere? a spokesperson for the san francisco giants who host the new york mets tonight told abc7 news that the organization will look with a fresh set of
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eyes at any vulnerabilities that may exist here at at&t park. in san francisco, abc7 news. a bay area soldier has been killed in afghanistan. the sergeant of san jose died tuesday in nost when his unit was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. he leaves behind a wife and two children from a previous marriage. he received numb russ medals during his career. he was 36 years of age. former first lady betty ford is being remembered as a woman who spoke her mind no matter how unpopular some of her comments were. she died yesterday after the death of her husband, gerald ford. many admire her for her candor in the white house, including her support for abortion white -- rights and equal rights amends in a republican white house. she suffered from breast cancer and arthritis, along with addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. she's also remembered by thousands of recovering addicts who credit the betty ford center for saving their lives.
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betty ford was 93. she will be buried beside gerald ford in michigan. the shuttle atlantis will dock with the international spacestation one last time after blasting off yesterday for the final space mission. >> two, one, zero, and liftoff! the final liftoff of atlantis! >> an estimated 1 million people watched as it lifted off from the kennedy space center. a million people in person, i should say. it will bring a year of supplies to the spacestation, including food. former and current employees at the research center celebrated the bittersweet moment. the facility features giant wind tunnels. it helped designers shape the shuttle fleet, including ways to return the crews home safely. >> we brought a sample of the tile from florida, prepared for the test, ran it at the test conditions the shuttle would encounter in the atmospheric entry and certified that it would survive.
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>> atlantis will spend twelve days in space before returning to earth on july 20th. this marks the 135th mission since columbia first lifted off back in 1981. >> lisa joins us now to talk about the local forecast. >> we've had a cool down underway all week long but not much of the east bay has felt it. hopefully that changes today. this is working its way inland. the low clouds and fog at emeryville right now have not yet made it to the conford and livermore valley. i'll tell you what to expect for your weekend and hints at a cool, cool week ahead. that's coming up. >> also next, nate schierholtz hits his first splash hit into mccovey cove. was it enough to help the giants beat the mets? the highlights coming up in this morning's s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s
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s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+t+
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at progressive, you can bundle your home and auto policies and save. don't worry, tiny people. flo is a gentle giant. bundle home and auto at progressive.com. >> lisa is here to talk about a cooling trend. >> yes. yesterday it was around the livermore valley. as we head outside. this is the peak. isn't that pretty? >> wow. >> it is looking west mount tam on the left-hand side of the
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screen. the marine layer has risen to about 1800 feet in bait area. south of san francisco it's higher, and it said about 1,000 feet in the north bay. we are looking at cool temperatures this morning and delays of 38 minutes at sfo due to the low cloud deck. if you are heading out of town make sure to call in because with the low clouds some arriving flights have been delayed. 60 redwood city, 55 here. starting out with the fog, and we will be looking at cool air area-wide today with temperatures topping out to the upper 60s in the in -- 70s in the inland valley. we have an upper level trough here and it continues to dig into the pacific northwest. it will bring a stronger morning low.
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and later with the clearing w the healthy sea breeze the cooler pattern is developing today with numbers in the 80s in the inland valley. still some 90's as you head up toward the sacramento valley. 91 there. 93 in chico with 102 in fresno. still very warm in palm springs and las vegas. take a look at tomorrow sunday. a couple degrees cooler. we are looking at upper 90s in fresno, 71 big sur. low clouds at the coast. low 80s in los angeles. back home a mechanics turf upper 70s to low 80s in the south bay. sunyvale pretty nice day at 78 degrees. 84 saratoga. saratoga, the sea breeze. 76 in the park. so starting out cooler this morning. this afternoon cooler than afternoon downtown. you already felt the cool down pretty much all week long. 63 today under partly cloudy skies. in the north bay numbers only in the 90s.
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and clear lake about 90. 79 in sonoma. near east bay, with the fog this morning and clearing skies, you will see some sunshine but only 68 in oakland with 74 union city. you may have liked the 90s or thought that was typical this time of year. this is more like it with mid-and upper 80s. the delta breeze really going now with wind gusts up to 35 miles an hour. 63 with later clearing. we will look for the spread of upper 70s and 80s this weekend and cooler next week with highs only in the upper 70s. maybe a little too cool but that's the trend next week. >> lisa thanks a lot. dan harris joins us from new york to tell us what's coming up at 7:00 on "good morning america." good morning to you dan. >> good morning to you terry. coming up on gma, a significant figure in american history has
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died betty ford. the former first lady has died at the age ever 93. this morning we will take a look back at a fascinating life which included some rather bolt public statement that really made waves in washington while her husband was president. also coming up the american business and political worlds reeling this morning after news that the unemployment rate has ticked back up. why is america creating so few jobs and what can be done about it? we will get into that. plus major league baseball is reacting after a fan fell to his death of a trying to catch a foul ball earlier this week at a game in texas. does the league need to mig changes here to prevent this sort of thing? we will talk about that as well. and the royals have finally touched down in your state. a little bit south from you in tinseltown. prince william and kate are in l.a. for their first-ever visit together to the u.s. and we will be live where hollywood royalty will meet actual royalty. and you may want to see this.
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the prince is going to be playing polo later today. the results hilarious. >> is she come to us live from the los angeles area hospital or was it for successful than that? >> it wasn't that bad. >> dan, thank you very much. >> thanks terry. coming up in sports the a's play the texas rangers in arlington tonight with both teams still carrying heavy hearts following the death of a fan. >> good morning. this sort of tragedy would mess with anyone's head, let alone someone with the past of a josh hamilton. he isn't just any other player. besides being a reigning mvp he's also a recovering drug addict. interviewed before last night's game with the a's, hamilton told reporters what he did after shannon stone fell from the stands. >> i went over to the fence and asked how he was. they said, you know, he had a couple hurt arms and head but he was talking, asking about his son. immediately i thought he was going to be okay. but then found out after the
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game he wasn't. just a shock. the bomb was dropped on us. i can't imagine how his whole family is feeling and my heart and sympathies and prayers go out to them. >> the a's have donated $5,000 to the rangers memorial fund set up for stone. pitchers in the bullpen were closest to him. like rangers players, they are taking the news of stone's death equally as hard. >> it's surreal to think that that happened at our baseball game last night. we play this game for fun, and there's just so many enjoyable things about it and the one thing we love to see is the little kids at the ballpark. you hate that this was that kid's experience last night. >> a moment of silence prior to last night's game. players sporting black ribbons in honor of shannon stone. josh hamilton in the lineup and his night began with a single off gio gonzales.
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he was at first base when mike napoli blasted a grand slam. 5-to texas after one inning. top two, a's get on the board. and scott sizemore a shot to left. nobody aboard. that's a solo homer, make it 5-1. sizemore's first of the year. -- fourth of the year. bottom half, and the power surge continued for texas. kinsler takes gio deep. that finds the stands. number thirteen for him. 6-1. three batters later, adrian beltre. gio did not have all-star stuff last night. he lasted just four innings in the 8-5 loss. mets in town to finish off the giants first half of the season. san francisco two up in the west on arizona coming in. mlb network airing the game. al michael and bob costas on the call. we go top five. giants up 1-0. ryan vogelsong hangs the pitch high in the zone. angel pegan makes him pay.
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>> schierholtz drives one to deep right. if it's fair, this is is tie game and it is! a blast! into mccovey cove and the fan is right. his first splashdown. brian wilson pitching a third straight game. hairston a solo homer to left. tack on two more and arizona winner last night. they are now a game back of san francisco in the west. i want to show you the weakest fight in major league history. well, maybe i'm not right but it seems right. david ortiz, a routine pop in the eighth. kevin gregg takes exception. ortiz runs out. look at these guys. not a single punch landed. both ejected, i hope for ineptitude. sox win the game, 10-3. and we will also wonder what could have been for yau ming.
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he's retiring from the nba after just 8 seasons. an icon in his homeland of china. he took the nba by storm when he was drafted by the huston rockets in 2002. chronic leg and foot injuries derailed his possible hall of fame career. what cost trestle his job may cost them all their wins from last year, including their sugar bowl victor arkansas. the program is also under a self-imposed two year probation. because of thunderstorms postponed the majority of play yesterday, or actually thursday, the u.s. women's open became a test of endurance on friday. the castle in colorado spring. didn't know that existed. the reigning champ, paula kramer, able to get in 29 holes. she's at 1-under tied for fifth. the leader, stacy lewis, in the clubhouse at 4-under. unable to finish her second round because thunderstorms hit again. conclusion of the second round and third-round play on the docket today.
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best aerials of any sport tour de france, and it's not even close. more wreckage than racing this year. a massive pileup brought stage 7 to a standstill. the american lost three minutes, out ever contention. mark cavendish another 7th stage win. be sure to tune in for more tour and plenty more golf to go with a's, giants and earthquakes. until then, have a great day everyone! >> next at 5:30. >> the captain was inept. >> how bay area survivors of a doomed fishing expedition said the captain put hem in even more danger of going down with the ship. and positive news coming out of yesterday's otherwise dismal jobs report, the opportunities on the horizon. that's coming up.
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>> good morning. survivors aboard a fishing boat that sank in the gulf of california blamed the captain for failing to do ice job and protect his passengers. seven men are still missing off of mexico after the eric sank late sunday night or early sunday morning, i should say. some of the survivors clung to rescue rigs and even coolers for 16 hours until help arrived. pete made it to one of the small life boats aboard. but he said the crew stood by while the tragedy unfolded. the mexican navy provided these images of some of the survivors. as they continue to recover, they hope their loved ones will be found alive.
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>> we have to face we may not face the outcome we want. one place that hasn't been searched is inside the boat. >> mexican authorities plan to continue the search today. >> look for a job? there are openings for temporary jobs. the jobs involving repairing damage to the santa cruz harbor caused by the tsunami from japan's massive earthquake in march. it pays more than $11 an hour and supervisors can make more than $18 an hour. the jobs will last no more than six months. they are open to adults who lost their jobs as a result of the natural disaster. people who have been out of work the past 15 of 22 weeks can also apply. the application deadline is july 20th. president obama is asking for partisan politics to be set aside to get the nation's financial house in order. his weekly address comes on the heels of yesterday's dismal jobs report and ahead of talks on the upcoming debt. the labor department said the country's unemployment rate rows to 9.2% in june.
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>> the democrats and republicans don't see eye to eye on a number of issues. we are going to continue to working over the week stoned -- the weekend to bridge the gaps. the good news is we agree on some of the big things. we agree after a decade of racking up deficits and debts, we need to get our fiscal house in order. we agree to do that both sides are going to have to step outside of their comfort zones and make some political sacrifices. >> he said the economic recovery is fragile and not producing enough jobs. he said the last thing they can afford right now is game playing or kicking the problems down the road. the latest jobless numbers leave little to cheer about but there is some hope on the horizon, at least in some industries. here's a look at the flip side of the dismal unemployment report. >> carpenters, plumbers and electricians. together they are known as the skilled trades. a vital part of the construction industry and the number one
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hardest job to find qualified applicants for according to manpower. >> with the work we do you don't want people unskilled or untrained. what we do is dangerous. anything can go wrong at any time and if you don't have the proper training, you are not an asset to the job site. >> paul kennedy is a fourth-generation electrician. he started by attending a union training program in san mateo county and became an apprentice. with the recession putting a stop to many building projects the waiting list for the apprenticeships is miles long. >> it's not fair for the person who put them in a class and then say go find your own job. we don't view it that way. if there's no job we don't want to bring them in. >> but katheryn barber who heads the training program said things are about to rapidly turn around for skilled tradesman with three hospitals and an airport terminal to be built here the next year.
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that's why it hops the list of jobs manpower predicts will have a lot of vacancies and no one to fill them. they are followed by engineers, drivers, accounting staff to round out the top five. also it staff, managers, teachers, administrative staff and machinists. for carpenter ben, it couldn't come soon enough. he's been on the waiting list for the electrician program. with more work on the horizon the union finally has a space to let him in. >> being an electrician is something something i wanted to do. i was fortunate to be in a carpenter's union and had a job in the meantime. >> the head of the training program said there will be even more openings in the next few years because a lot of the electrician and carpenters are getting close to retirement. not as many are going into those trades as there were years ago but that means more money and jobs for those who do. abc news. the economy has some americans giving up some of their basic luxuries. a new harris policy say 51% of people say their morning cup of
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coffee has become too much of a financial burden. 46% of americans are now taking lunn top work instead of buying it. the poll also found more than three quarters of shoppers who admit trying to cutback have started buying generic brand products. there are a few things americans are not cutting back on yet, cellphone service is one, and driving their own cars to work is another. if you have driven the bay bridge lately you probably couldn't help but notice a lot of work going on on the new span. what are the orange things hanging off the tower? abc7 transportation reporter heather, answers that question and others. >> those two reddish-orange strips hanging from the west side of the new bay bridge tower are cat walks. they are twelve feet wide made of wire mesh. eventually workers will walk on the steeply-angled ramps for the installation of suspension cable that wraps around the hall mark tower.
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reaching more than 500 feet above sea level. >> it's a 35-degree angle but our workers are skilled and trained and they are experienced and they know what they are doing. >> this animation shows what the finished product will look like. with the cable draped up and over the top of the tower and wrapping around the road bed at both ends. that curved section of metal below the cat walk shows the route the table will take and the cat walks now sit about four feet below where the cable will hang. >> there is an appear rat us that they are going to use to feed the cable through the print it needs to go in. it's a humongous thing. >> workers will be tethered to the cat walks as they work. they are no strangers to working at altitude. it's hard to tell from old film but it looks like workers on the construction of the old bay bridge did their jobs untethered. the cable on the new bridge will be one unspliced mile of 137 bundles of cables. each bundle has 137 small
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cables. two more cat walks on the eastern side still need to be installed and work on putting the cable in place should begin next year. heather ishimaru, abc7 news. >> i think we need to give a round of applause to the engineers who come up with these things. remarkable. >> yeah. >> well, i know we have fog some places. >> yeah, you probably felt it all week long, the cooling trend. still some 90s in the inland valley. still clear. conford and livermore, and it's trying to make its way inland and provide the cool down but this is just the beginning. i'll explain coming up. >> also ahead, a disturbing discovery in what had been shark-infested waters. why scientists are concerned about the disappearance of the largest ocean predator. ♪ mmm. oh gosh. oh dear. big deal. you're delicious. so what.
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>> welcome back. looking out toward the bay bridge and pressure island. overcast for sure. cooling temperatures on the way. if you want warm temperatures, you can still find them for a few days. lisa will explain all of that coming up in a minute. ed toed royal couple is traveling to the posh santa barbara polo and racket club for a game. the duke and duchess of cambridge flew into los angeles yesterday and large crowds lined up to welcome them. >> we have the shirt, the flag we are ready. >> we love you will and kate. we hope you lovie smith your stay, welcome to america. we love you! >> prince william and kate middleton were greeted by governor jerry brown. they went to a reception at the governor's home. this is kate's very first trip to the united states. kind of surprised they aren't
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coming up here at least for a day or so, but i guess they have their plans. >> everybody wants to see them. the weather should be pretty nice down there. and here you've probably, of course felt our cool down all week long. it just gets more dramatic as the days go on, as well as the low clouds and fog, very dramatic as we are looking at the marine layer thickening from about 1,000 feet in the north bay to about 1800 feet in the south bay, and we do have delays. as much as 38 minutes on arriving flights at sfo. temperatures are in the 50s for the post part. redwood city 53. upper 50s mountain view. so we are looking at changes ahead. starting out with morning fog, cooler area-wide today. we saw those mid-90s around morgan hill yesterday, 94. and 95 in livermore. but today temperatures are coming down and they will continue to bottom out next
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week. so here's what's going on. we are looking at a deep upper level trough to the north and west of us. this will continue to dig to the south. as it does, it enhances our low clouds our fog and the clouds will be slower to clear. we will have a healthier sea breeze. all that means is numbers will continue to take a hit. in fact, today we are looking at temperatures still in the triple digits from our interior. but that, too, will change in the days ahead. so some fog beginning to form along the shoreline. comfortable, though, big sur 72. 74 san diego. 103 vegas. as we head to tomorrow numbers about 2 to 3 degrees cooler here. mid-80s in yosemite. a mild afternoon in the northern sierra, 78 there. here's the way it looks around the bay. upper 70s to low 80s. that will be a couple degrees cooler for you. 78 sunyvale. we will have the spread from
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about 70 to milbrae to 80 if you head further south. and 72 san mateo. 57 in pacifica. we will be looking at those numbers still stuck inst upper 50s, shoreline. that's the way it's been the last couple days. 63 and partly cloudy in san francisco today. you will warm to the upper 70s for sonoma and napa. 76 for va lay owe. cool berkeley, 66. 70 hayward. a pretty nice afternoon for fremont. 76. 10 degrees warmer in the inland valleys. but you are actually 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. you will enjoy 84 today in concord, as well as danville with the monterey bay a little slower to clear, 63 there. we will look for numbers in low to mid-80s around gilroy. the testimony spread in the forecast upper 50s. that's not going to change all throughout the weekend to the early week to mid-80sen land. but tuesday and wednesday the
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numbers come down even further. we are talking numbers well below average by then. that's about 15 degrees below average. today around average. so it's been hard to keep track with our big swings. >> yeah. all right, lisa thanks. researchers at the academy of sciences in golden gate park are home after a historic visit to the philippines. abc7 was the only station with the bay area scientists as they discovered 300 species believed to be new to science. still as important is we focus on what they did not find. this is a cautionary tale you will see only on abc7. >> the philippines is made up of more than 7,000 islands, a spectacular wonderland, captured in this underwater video by an academy photographer. scientists spent more than a month off the island here searching for all kinds of life. divers focused on an area to have the world's richest corral reefs. now with a big exception. >> we only saw two sharks during 1,000 dives.
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>> john is one of the world's top shark experts. he said 30 years ago things were very different here. >> every time i would be in the water i would be surrounded by sharks. there were sharks everywhere. i was kind of nervous at first but i got over it when i realized those sharks weren't dangerous sharks. >> john said the disappearance of sharks is what is really dangerous. he blames overfishing. >> the removal of top-level predators like sharks that are so critical to our ecology causes a downward collapse and cascade, a spiral where you have ecosystem collapse. >> one way they figure out which fish is left in the ocean is to see what's your sale in fish markets. this one is in manila. >> do you sell sharks? no sharks? >> no sharks, no. >> we didn't see any sharks in the fish market. not because they don't want to sell them, but the sharks are all gone. >> the academy team also spent a week on a research boat in the deep sea off the philippines.
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>> we haven't seen a single shark at the surface. >> but from from the surface they did find more than a dozen small sharks 1500 to 3,000 feet deep. >> and shark living as deep as it does, it won't be killed. >> they are believed to be a new species of swell sharks with the ability to change body shape. sometimes sleek and streamlined, sometimes rolly poly like this one. >> that's nothing. when they are in their habitat and frightened by a larger predator, they will swallow enough water to look like a bowling ball with finishes on it. -- fences on it. treated like celebrities by the scientists, excited by discovery but worried about the worldwide decline. >> about a decade ago sharks started to disappear and disappear by as many as 73 million a year, primarily to have their finishes cutoff to be sold to the asian community for shark fin soup.
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>> several are being brought back to san francisco for research. but most were returned gently to the water to spawn a new generation where researchers hope other sharks will get the same chance. >> life in the ocean depends on it. dan ashley reporting. the california assembly has passed a ban on the sale of shark fins. the senate is expected to consider the bill next month. don't go away, 7 on your side is next. >> the big screen tv starts turning on and off all by itself. i'm michael ahead for 7 on your side. how long will this last?
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much of the bay region right now. how long is it going to last? how warm is it going to get? lowsa has the details momentarily. price force big screen tvs have come way down in recent years but if something goes wrong, they can be pretty expensive to fix. so what do you do when something does go wrong? 7 on your side michael finney looks into that question. >> eddie enjoyed his big screen television until he turn it off one night and mysteriously the tv turned itself back on. >> i said boy, did i turn offer the tv or did i accidentally turn it back on? >> so he turned it off again. to his surprise it came back on again all by itself. eddie was baffled. >> i used the remote control turned it off again and right before my eyes after i turn it off, click, it turned back on by itself. >> before it filled the tv, it turned offer again. the tv seemed to have a mind of its own. >> it would constantly click on
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and off, on and off. >> eddie had to pull the plug to get it to stop. the next day the same things happened. >> i couldn't watch any of the programming because before the picture would even come on, it would turn off by itself. >> the tv was two and a half years old, long out of its one year warranty but he thought it was a little soon for a $2,000 tv set to die. so he contacted the manufacturer, lg electronics. he spoke with customer service agents over two weeks. he kept a log of the call where agents kept agreeing the whole thing must be frustrating. >> one of the executives said why did you not by the extended warranty? i don't think it should be breaking down after less than three years of owning it. >> he went on line and found other folks had the same problem with lgs, suddenly turning themselves off. >> it's frustrating. this is the unique nature of today's tvs. they are really computers with monitors attached to them.
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>> that's a technology at c-net.com. >> he says today's des or a lot more complicated than tube tvs of the past. yet this kind of problem is relatively rare. >> when your tv dies after two years and goes into something like this, you are really more a victim of bad luck rather than technology. >> eddie wasn't happy with his luck so he turned to 7 on your side and we contacted lg. the company said it had agreed to pay for a new parts for eddie's tv, two circuit boards costing around 3 hundred dollars. eddie, however, had to cover the labor charges. lg said we have double checked with our experts and found that this is not a common problem. even though the tv set was out of warranty, lg covered the cost of the parts. >> the part they replaced solved the problem. i'm a little weary now turning off the tv. >> here's a tip from brian at c-net. to prolong the life after digital tv, use a power strip
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that monitors the electrical flow. it's called a conditioner. tvs can be damaged not only from a power strike or surge but also a brownout that reduces the electrical fluff. i'm michael finney, 7 on your side. coming up next, many people have had those horrible bosses. don sanchez is on the isle to review a movie of the same name.
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don sanchez checks it out. >> i can crush you anytime i want. >> kevin spacey is evil and loves to torture employees. >> is it working? i'm sorry. i'm other skirter,dale. >> jennifer aniston talks dirty and has only one thing on her mind, this is harassment. >> oh, yeah, we have to trim some of the fat around here. >> what do you mean about trim the fat? >> i want you to fire the fat people. >> collin ferrell is almost unrecognizable as the boss. >> these guys are so horrendous that three of their employees decide to off them. >> i will be your murder consultant. >> do you want to pull it off like it's an accident? >> that's jamie foxx with a name we can never use on television. that's what puts it into another realm. it is fel. this hy and nasty. jennifer aniston gets rid of her nice girl image here. foul body bombs and body talk. it's over the top. and some funny stuff.
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>> do you want to explain why were going 61 in a 30 zone? >> i was drag racing. >> in a prius? >> i don't win a lot. >> it is a raunchy film. eventually the cast members intersect and what a collision that is. this is probably a scenario we can all embrace. horrible bosses, i'm sure we've had at least one. for me it was many years ago. to me i think it proves good guys can finish first. overlook the language and i will give it a half bucket. i'm don sanchez. abc7 news. see you on the isle. >> lisa and i can't even understands that movie, we have such beautiful bosses here. >> yeah. >> what's going on whenever wise. >> we have the low clouds from above. so that looks nice above the 1800-foot marine layer. below, kind of a gray out there and that's what we are stalk with around the morning hours. we have afternoon sunshine on the way for everyone except right at the coast.
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59 1/2 moon bay. you notice no 930s. cooler today. 84 concord. 1 santa cruz. a look ahead, we are looking at temperatures continuing to come down right after the middle of next week. today will be warm compared to the way it will be like wednesday, thursday. >> all right lisa. thanks for joining us on the abc7 saturday morning news. the next newscast at 8:00 a.m. stay connected 24-7 at abc7news.com. have a fantastic day. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] nutri-grain -- one good decision... can lead to another. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ with real fruit, more of the whole grains your body needs, and a good source of fiber. nutri-grain can help
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